(Source: Nancy and Betty Studio)
Yesterday, I spent the day helping a friend at a local craft show. Before the show started I strolled around to check out the competition. I noticed one lone stationery vendor. Oh excuse me…”stationary” vendor. The vendor in question, had a cute little chalkboard sign stationed outside of their tent with the words “FINE STATIONARY” in big bold letters.
At first, I thought it was a mistake and walked over to help a fellow paper vendor out. As I got closer to the tent, I noticed stationery wasn’t spelled wrong once on the chalkboard but throughout the vendor’s tent. “Fine Stationary”. Hmm…no mistake.
At that point, I figured it didn’t make sense to say a word. In fact, I grew concerned the person might not appreciate me pointing out the misspelling.
Oh well…doesn’t look good when you don’t know how to spell the name of your product.
Unfortunately, my printer is refusing to print back copy so production is a bit delayed. I plan on releasing new holiday cards this month. Just need to sort out my printer issues first. I haven’t printed new back copy during my break to finish grad school. And during late summer’s hurricane, the printer got some water damage from a leak. I’m thinking its time to look for replacements. It is five years old and I really want a wireless printer. Any suggestions?
The tea party was a mini success. I say mini because only two girls showed up but they had a lot of fun and my daughter was happy. I admit planning was frustrating. I sent out ten invites and only had one RSVP the day before. So I was driving myself crazy about what I should buy. There’s alot of leftovers. I really wish someone could have taken a minute to call or email and say “Sorry my kid can’t make it.” It’s just proper and polite. **sigh**
I did manage to finish the redesign on my blog. I really like that it has a mood now. Thanks Dee on the compliment on the colors. I need to tweek my www.collectiveelements.com a bit more and I’m complete with the redesign a few weeks early. Woo hoo!
I’m still debating if I want to stay with an Etsy shop or work with Google checkout. I looked into a GoDaddy cart. The expense is just not feasible. Especially when I can code myself. The Google cart looks promising. I like the fact that I can make an inventory sheet and it automatically updates. We’ll see. I have to get ready for the holiday season.
Making final decisions on the redesign of my website and blog. I really like the new graphics I’m using. Right now I’m converting back to the plain template until the design is finalized. But you can get a sneak peek by visiting my home site http://www.collectiveelements.com
I’ve been busy as you can see. I actually redesigned the blog and my main site (http://www.collectiveelements.com) You can take a look around while I’m working.
I’ve noticed since I’ve widen the columns the blog seems to be loading slow. Is anyone else having this problem. I will be making some adjustments to put us back on track.
In the two+ years since I began Collective Elements, it has gone through many transformations. I have rebranded several times but one look just seemed to fit perfectly with my vision. So after some thought, I’m returning to the clean font title and floral background from 2007. I really like the look and feel of this background and the colors. I hope you enjoy.